DAVID RUSSELL FAGELSON
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Oxford University, U.K.; D.Phil Politics 1992; M.Phil, 1984.
University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor , MI ; J.D., cum laude, December 1985.
Ethics And Public Affairs ♦ Philosophy of Law And Social Science ♦ Western Legal Tradition ♦ American Legal Culture ♦ Concept of Justice ♦ International Law & Human Rights ♦ Global Justice ♦ Human Rights And Wrongs ♦
|Government / Law|
Sample projects include:
HONORS & AWARDS
Curriculum Development Grant – PI for award to develop ethics curriculum in SPA (AY04-05).
Innovative Use of Technology In The Classroom - awarded by American University (03-04)
Outstanding Teacher in General Education - awarded by School of Public Affairs (AY 99-00; AY00-01)
University Research Scholarship- awarded by American University (00-01)
Summer Research Grant -- awarded by School of Public Affairs (97, 98, 99,00, '01)
New Faculty Research Grant -- awarded by American University (96-97)
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship-- awarded for doctoral study at Oxford (full tuition and r&b).
British Overseas Research Scholarship -- awarded by British Government for study at .Oxford
Presidential Certificate of Meritorious Service -- given for service on White House Staff.
Davenport Fellowship -- awarded for research in political theory.
Rotary Scholarship -- For graduate study in Sweden. [Declined]
♦Justice As Integrity: Tolerance And The The Moral Momentum of Law
SUNY Press (2005)
♦Governance And The Economy In Africa : Tools For Analysis And Reform of Corruption, P. Meagher. D. Fagelson, S. Kähkönen, R. Klitgaard & S. Rose-Ackerman, (College Park: IRIS, 1996)
♦Sovereignty And Development: From Moses The Law Giver To World Bank Conditionality
♦Law As Integrity: Objectivity And Social Meaning in Legal Theory
Vol 11 Social and Legal Studies No. 2
♦Strong Rights And Disobedience: From Here To Integrity
Vol 15 Ratio Juris No.2 (April 2002)
♦Two Concepts of Sovereignty: From Westphalia To The Law of Peoples?
Vol 38 International Politics No.4 (December 2001)
♦Perfectionist Liberalism, Tolerance And American Law
Vol 8 Res Publica:Journal of Legal And Social Philosophy No.1 (December 2001)
♦Rights And Duties: The Ethical Obligation To Serve The Poor
Vol 17 Journal of Law And InequalityNo.1 (Winter 1999)
♦The Constitution & National Security: Covert Action In The Age of Intelligence Oversight
Vol 5 Journal Of Law And Politics(1989)
♦ “The Case For Democratic Intervention: Peter Singer And The Ethics of Development,“ in Peter Singer Under Fire, Jeffrey Schaler ed (Chicago: Open Court Press, 2006) (forthcoming)
Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Monographs & Etc.
♦Book Review of Baaklini, A. and Desfosses, H. Designs For Democratic Stability: Studies in Viable Constitutionalism, Vol 6 Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, (Spring 1998)
♦Book Review of Janoski, Citizenship and Civil Society in Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 114 (Spring 1998).
♦Property Rights And Democracy in The Encyclopedia of Democracy, eds. S.M. Lipset and S. Huntington (Washington, D.C.:CQ Books, 1995)
♦Toleration And The Concept of Law
Article on the conceptual link between the norm of tolerance and law governed behavior.
[Totally rewritten during sabbatical AY 2004-2005]
Projects in Draft
♦The Ethics of Assistance: Sovereignty, And Development
1st four of seven chapters written while on sabbatical AY-2005-06 (hope to complete fifth chapter before classes begin.)
Concepts of Corruption
Article attempting to define concept of corruption in order to better understand its nature and political impact and develop policies for legal reform
Is Roe v. Wade A Checkerboard Solution?
Article considering whether this case violates the idea of law as integrity. The purpose is to show an important flaw in that legal theory and to explain why a solution to this conundrum will more likely be found in a perfectionist idea of liberalism than Rawls' or Dworkin's political liberalism.
PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES
Development And Human Rights: Does The World Have A Role?
Invited Lecture To Law Faculty And Students of University of Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa, August 2006
Development As Freedom And The Intervention Imperative
Delivered at Biennial Conference of American Assoc. for Phil. of Law & Social Phil.[AMINTAPHIL] Palo Alto, California , November, 2004 (jointly sponsored with Stanford Law School).
Is Foreign Aid Ethical?
-- APSA Annual Meeting on panel entitled The Ethics of Assistance: Sovereignty And Intervention Chicago, September 2004
Is There A Moral Purpose To Democratic Rule?
-- APSA annual meeting on roundtable entitled Principle and Democratic Self Rule
Boston , August 2002
The Ethics of Assistance: Who Should Liberal's Help?
-- Delivered at the APSA annual meeting on panel entitled The Ethics of Assistance San Francisco, August 2001.
Two Concepts of Sovereignty From Westphalia To Kosova
-- Delivered at the APSA annual meeting on panel entitled Are There Any Human Rights?
Washington , DC, August 2000.
Does Legal Reform Affect The Rule of Law?
-Delivered to the Conference On Sexual Trafficking
Washington, DC, November 1999.
Is Tolerance The Foundation of American Law?
--Delivered at the APSA annual meeting on panel entitled Harm, Indignation And Disgust: How Much
Intolerance Ought We Tolerate
Atlanta, September 1999.
Do Legal Rights Require Toleration?
- Delivered at the 16th International Social Philosophy Conference
Villanova University, July 1999.
"Tolerance And The Concept of Law"
--Delivered at the APSA annual meeting on panel entitled Competing Conceptions of Law,Boston, September 1998.
-- Discussant on panel entitled Toleration And Coercion,
American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, September 1998
"Justice As Integrity"
-- Delivered at the Law And Society annual meeting, Aspen, June 1998.
"The Role of The Courts In Enforcing Rights"
-- Delivered to Conference on Russian Constitutional Reform
-- sponsored by the Mott Foundation
--Russian Constitutional Court, Moscow, Russia, December 1997.
--Chair and discussant of panel entitled,The Legal Theory of Institutional Design at American Political Science Association annual meeting,
August 1997. Washington, DC
"Civil Law Reform In The Russian Federation,"
--- Delivered to Georgetown Law School Conference Group on Post Soviet Legal Reform,
April 1997. Washington, DC
"Developing Conventions of Judicial Interpretation"
-- Delivered to Conference on Russian Federalism sponsored by the Mott Foundation
University of Maryland, May 1997.
Interest, Self Interest And Conflict of Interest: Controlling Corruption Through The Rule of Law
-- delivered to the Workshop on Governance And Economic Growth
Sponsored by US AID, Dakar, Senegal March 1996
The Rule of Law in Theory and Practice: Some Thoughts on Russian Constitutionalism
--delivered to the framers of Regional Constitutions in the Russian Federation
sponsored by US AID and The President of the Russian Federation's Office Of Federal Relations, Moscow, Russia, March, 1995.
"Liberalism, Communitarianism and the Idea of Justice in Transition"
- delivered to the Conference on The Evolution of Law In The Newly Independent States
-sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Seattle, Washington, May, 1993.
"Tolerating Intolerance: Hate Speech and Harm"
- delivered to the Workshop on Democracy and Minority Rights
-- sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, Prague, Czechoslovakia, December ' 92.
"The Professional Status of Lawyers and The Obligation to Provide Pro Bono Services"
--delivered to the Governance Institute project on The American Legal Profession Sept 1991
"Interpreting Rights: Why Don't Judges Do What Constitutional Theorists Think They Ought?"
- delivered to the Governmental Studies Department, Brookings Institution. February '91.
"Individual Rights and Political Tolerance: Must We Learn to Love Each Other?"
- delivered to the Conference on Democracy And The Rule of Law in E. Europe.
-sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, Budapest, Hungary, May, 1990.
"Secrecy And Accountability."
-- delivered to the Conference on Economic and Political Aspects of International Security.
-sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, Morelos, Mexico, June, 1989.
" Legal Accountability and Covert Activity: The Case of the CIA"
-- delivered to the Foreign Policy Studies Department, Brookings Institution, February, '89.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & OFFICES:
Member and Chair, Conference Group On Jurisprudence And Public Law
Member of The American Political Science Association.
Member of The American Society For Political And Legal Philosophy.
Member of The Connecticut Bar.